These are the three known "lost" Blues Brothers audio recordings that were meant to be used in their 1980 movie, but were either trimmed down or cut out entirely. These recordings have been hard to find, and part of the reason is that they were only ever heard in a Dr. Demento Show broadcast in 1980, and Dr. Demento is very protective of his shows - the only other way to hear these recordings prior to this Archive upload was to subscribe to Dr. Demento's streaming service. With the gracious help of Bill Hunt (without whom this wouldn't be possible), I have made these available to all that wish to hear them.
If you're a Blues Brothers fan (I very much am), then these are a rare treat!
These files are the highest-quality ones available of these specific sound recordings to date. Should higher-quality versions be found, we will find a way to feature them.
The following description is taken from the included "readme" file, written by Bill Hunt:
Here are three "lost" tracks from the John Landis film THE BLUES BROTHERS, presented in the best quality available!
THE BLUES BROTHERS - SINK THE BISMARCK (MP3 format - 192kbps/44kHz stereo)
This Johnny Horton number was originally preformed by the band at Bob's Country Bunker (right after Stand by Your Man) in the test screening version of the film, but was subsequently cut for the film's theatrical release.
MURPH AND THE MAGIC TONES - QUANDO QUANDO QUANDO (MP3 format - 128kbps/44kHz stereo)
Only a portion of this Tony Renis number (as preformed by Murph and the Magic Tones) appears in the final version of the film.
MURPH AND THE MAGIC TONES - JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (MP3 format - 128kbps/44kHz stereo)
Only an instrumental version of this Billy Joel number appears (very briefly) in the final version of the film.
All three tracks are the versions that WOULD have appeared on The Blues Brothers: Original Soundtrack Recording album. They were taken from an August 10th, 1980 radio recording of The Dr. Demento Show, which was co-hosted by John Landis as part of the promotional effort for the film's original theatrical release. During the broadcast, Landis presented these three songs as "saved from the cutting room floor."
To my knowledge, Sink the Bismarck has only EVER been heard twice on The Dr. Demento Show over the years, and the two Murph and The Magic Tones tracks only once. The vast majority of Blues Brothers fans have NEVER heard these rare, classic gems - a situation I'm very pleased to help rectify. Close your eyes and you can almost see the flying beer bottles, the chicken wire and the red shag carpeting on Murph's keyboard. Enjoy!
Bill Hunt, Editor The Digital Bits www.thedigitalbits.com
Special thanks to Wayne Ross of www.TheMadMusicArchive.com for the source files. All rights belong to the original copyrights holders. The tracks are presented for educational purposes only. No infringement is implied or intended.